Los Angeles County reports 165 percent spike in COVID-19 cases in a week | TheHill

The L.A. County Department of Public Health said in a statement that 839 new coronavirus infections had been reported as of Thursday. The daily average case rate is at 3.5 per 100,000 people, up from last week’s 1.74 cases per 100,000 people.

The agency said that the delta variant of the coronavirus first identified in India has become the most commonly sequenced variant in the county since the beginning of June, and now accounts for the majority of variants identified by labs, “consistent with what other parts of the U.S. are seeing.” 

Source: Los Angeles County reports 165 percent spike in COVID-19 cases in a week | TheHill